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Writing contest WInners

This year's MTL YA FEST Writing Contest has been an unqualified success; one that will have a lasting impact on the way the contest is run in the years ahead.


We received literally dozens of submissions, from the Montreal area and far beyond.  The creativity of the authors for outstripped the framework of the contest, and we received a breadth and depth of submissions beyond anything we might have imagined.


Consequently, we have been compelled to create and award in new categories and sub categories that will now feature in the contest permanently.  Thank you, to all of our writers, for showing us how we can improve the contest.


Best Fan Art: Solomon, Frank the Football

Best Poem: Kinneret, Happiness

Best Play: Evah, Muppets & Puppets

Best Novella: Benjamin, The Kingdom of Sorrows

Best Horror Story, Creature Feature:  Ben, The Beaster Bunny

Best Horror Story, Slasher: Evah, The Closet

Best Fantasy Story:  Olivia, Poseidon

Best SciFi/Dystopian Story: Lara, The Mad Scientist on the Loose

Best Story with a Jewish Theme:  Daniela, The Paint Disaster

Best Poem with a Jewish Theme:  Jonathan, Chained

Best Book Review with a Jewish Theme:  Solomon, Review of Flying High




Best Story with a Jewish Theme:  Rena, Back in Time

Best Story, Contemporary Fiction: Emma, The Colour of Emptiness

Best Story, Historical Fiction:  Eleftheria, Tantalus' Curse

Best SciFi Story, ages 14-15: Allison, Journal of Octavie

Best SciFi Story, ages 16+: Caitlin, It's a Mad World

Best Collaboration:  Asha and Eva, The Pandemic Plot

Best Song: Chiara, Cracked Up to Be

Best Book Review:  Maya, Review of One of Us is Lying

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